hé to close; to join; to fit

Note

Combination of top part 'come together' and 'mouth' suggest the lips closing up together
Number of strokes 6

Sounds same

hé (river) hé (together) hé (grain) hé (what) hé (why)

Different tone

hē (drink)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

合肥 Hefei, Anhui

Proverbs

天作之合 tiān zuò zhī hé Blissful affection

Also

百合 bǎi hé lily

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